The West London Chorus always welcomes new members to take part in our exciting and stimulatingconcerts and other events. Some experience of choral singing and sight reading is helpful, but not compulsory. There’s an informal audition for new members so our Musical Director, Hilary Campbell, can make sure you are placed in the appropriate section for your voice.
The choir usually rehearses on Tuesday evenings. At the moment we are rehearsing at St Paul’s Church, Grove Park, W4. Potential new members are welcome to attend rehearsals as guests to get the feel of what singing with the choir will be like, and to help them decide if they want to join us.
Annual membership is £210 payable in October, though alternative arrangements can be made on request to the Treasurer. In addition to rehearsals and performances, membership also includes our annual party!
We also offer a limited number of vocal scholarships each year to nurture the skills and experience of talented singers between the ages of 18 and 30 who can help us improve our singing!
A new choir member recently reported that “I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term and I really appreciate the high standards and high expectations of our musical director, Hilary. It has been an exciting and challenging term and I feel I have learned a lot. It has been a real privilege to sing with in this choir (and this comes from someone who used to sing with the Philharmonia Chorus).”
So if you are interested in joining us or coming to any of our rehearsals, or would like more information about scholarships, please use our Contact Us form.
Here’s an extract from the Sanctus from Bach’s B minor Mass from one of our earlier pre-lockdown concerts.
Saturday 2nd December 2023 – Winter Concert at St Michael & All Angels, W4 Two classics of the choral repertoire! Bach’s Magnificat and Vivaldi’s Gloria
Monday 11th December 2023 at St Nicholas Church W4 ‘Christmas by Candlelight’ An extra concert by our WLC Chorale – a small chamber choir of singers from the West London Chorus.
Saturday 23rd March 2024 – Spring concert at St Paul’s Grove Park W4 Schubert’s Mass in A flat Lieder songs
Saturday 6th July 2024 – Summer concert at St Paul’s Grove Park W4 ‘A Fancy of Folksongs’
Saturday 7th December 2024 – Autumn concert at St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park W4 Handel’s Messiah
Saturday 1st July 2023 – Summer Concert at St Paul’s Grove Park A ‘Coronation Celebration’ concert including: Gloria – Rutter Ecce Sacerdos Magnus – Bruckner O Hearken Thou – Edward Elgar I Was Glad – Parry
Saturday 1st April 2023 – Spring Concert at St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park W4 Chichester Psalms – Leonard Bernstein Five Hebrew Love Songs – Eric Whitacre A Time for All Seasons – Cecilia McDowall
3rd December 2022 – Autumn concert – Mozart Requiem
2nd July 2022 – Summer concert – Handel Coronation Anthems
6th – 10th April – Performance Tour to Bruges, Ghent and Ypres
2nd April 2022 – Easter concert of sacred and uplifting 20th Century choral works